After founding Diner and Marlow & Sons with Andrew Tarlow, restaurateur Mark Firth left Brooklyn to open his own restaurant in Great Barrington, MA. But now, four years after leaving the New York scene, Firth is coming back to the city to open an oyster bar on the Sherman Zwicker, a historic wooden boat that will be docked at Pier 25.
Tribeca Citizen reports that the Grand Banks Schooner Foundation will bring the historic boat to the pier this summer. The boat will host a lecture series and an art exhibition, in addition to the seasonal restaurant.
The application that was submitted to the CB1 notes that the oyster bar, dubbed Grand Banks, will have 20 to 26 tables as well as 20 seats at a bar. A sample menu includes seven types of oysters with various sauces, plus olive oil-poached cod on toast, a kale salad, fries, and hush puppies. Firth and his partner Adrien Gallo, formerly of Double Happiness, have applied for a liquor license. If everything goes according to plan, Grand Banks will open on June 1.
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[Mark Firth photo: Food Curated]